Yesterday was a stay home and do stuff day. All the chores I've been putting off got done. When I had finished, I wanted the feat extolled, but alas and alack, I celebrated alone. Last night I went upstairs at ten, read until 11:30 and slept until 9. It was the sleep of the dead, a check with a mirror to see if she's alive sort of sleep. Fern and Gracie were my companions, and they slept right in with me. They're even back to sleep now. Only Maddie and I are awake. The morning is [...]
Wolfgang Schaefer and his brother Benjamin are from Milwaukee IL and have released a new album entitled Typewriter. Their work is acoustically driven, but vocally centered which leaves plenty of room for the thoughtful lyrics to speak clearly to the listener. Their sound world is noted for tasteful use of bluegrass instruments, brass, piano and vocal harmony. A strength of the album is the layering of these textures which create arrival points as well as high and low dynamic plateaus. The full album is nine tracks of intimate song writing that deals heavily in nostalgia and [...]
There is something satisfyingly appropriate about a bio that focuses on Pulitzer Prize winning novelist John Kennedy Toole that is actually unable to answer many of the questions about the mysteries in his life. That’s not to say Cory MacLauchlin’s take on the author’s life is not well-researched; it is and as a result is [...]
Last night I had dinner with Edward, a 24-year-old guy from Moscow who has seen more of the world than most people his age. He recently returned to Bangkok, where he'd previously lived for two years, around the same time as I did, after spending awhile living and working in Japan. He speaks fluent Russian (naturally), English (with a proper British accent), Japanese, French, and, I gathered, another language or three. He lived through last year's earthquake in Japan, which hit shortly after he arrived in Tokyo, and he once moved halfway across the world (to Bangkok) for a guy [...]
Hailing from Alaska, singer/songwriter Marian Call is one odd duck. With songs that feature themes prevalent to geek culture (technology, science fiction, etc.), Call has cultivated... Continue reading "Q & A: Marian Call Talks Geeks, Typewriters and a Dead Cat" >
Alicia Keys is putting this song, "Typewriter" on her anniversary album, "Songs In A Mirror 10th Anniversary Edition." It's actually a leftover song from her very first album in 1997. DOWNLOAD HERE
The extremely photogenic Alicia Keys' reissue of her debut album, Songs In A Minor — 10th Anniversary Edition drops next Tuesday, and the three-disc set features all of Alicia's original songs from that LP, as well as remixes, demos and unreleased material, including the tune, "Typewriter". The song was originally recorded in Keys' apartment in Harlem in 1997, which would make her 16-years old at the time. Why, she was just a wee bit of a thing back then! See how teenage Keys compares to the phenomenal talent we know today by [...]
Alicia Keys celebrates her Grammy award-winning debut next week with the expanded Songs in A minor - 10th Anniversary Edition , but the party is starting early with the previously unreleased, "Typewriter". As Rap-Up notes , the Kerry Brothers, Jr . (aka Krucial Keys)-produced track was originally recorded during 1997 in Keys' Harlem apartment. At 16, Keys already demonstrated control of her powerful vocal talents, and the ability to craft a song that is much more than an appreciation for a classic writing utensil. Check out the early Keys' track below. The [...]
As the re-release of Alicia's classic Songs In A Minor draws near, the previously unreleased "Typewriter" makes its debut. "Typewriter" as well as a couple of other demos and remixes will get their shining moment packaged as a two disc Deluxe edition and three disc Collector's Edition commemorating the 10th anniversary of Keys' Songs In A Minor . Alicia Keys - "Typewriter" (Unreleased) Below is a an EPK for the documentary that will be included in the Collector's Edition. Interviews with [...]
New old Alicia. "Typewriter" finds Mrs. Beatz carefully crooning over a deep 90's backbeat. The track was recorded as part of the Songs in A Minor sessions and was left off that seminal LP. A few listens in, I think we're feeling this early aughts Mariah-esque jam. How are y'all feeling about it? p.s. Listen for the choral interlude on "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" toward the end of track, its dope as hell. Alicia Keys - Typewriter Alicia Keys [...]
by teepoo Finally! I met the first band to ever quote me in their press releases. They didn't have their strings or horns with them for the BBQ, but I was highly impressed that they brought the typewriter for Bodies . It's an essential part of the track and watching it done live was just so entertaining! Me and the dudes at Tympanogram ended up buying the vinyl because we were won over by the typewriter. I didn't even mind that I would have to [...]
Had the urge to post something like this after putting that video of my lady up on YouTube the other day: A reblog here on Blogger from someone on Tumblr. Comically Vintage , I think.
Now if I can just make it through today, then tending bar tomorrow night...
Surefire Sound 003 - Distal / HxdB / Mayhem by Surefire PR Surefire Sound 003 - Distal / HxdB / Mayhem - Typewriter Tune VIP / Frozen Barnacles hit the shops yesterday, 24th of January and you can listen to the entire release above. Leading off the release is Michael Rathbun aka Distal, a founding member of Atlanta Dubstep and part of the new wave of post-dubstep American producers that didn't go unnoticed across the pond, being featured on the Soul Jazz's Future Bass compilation. And [...]
What a blast 2010 has been, especially with the sheer number of concerts we've had this year. Here's some of our favorite moments. 7 Feb: XX @ Esplanade Concert Hall Though the XX was opening for Florence and the Machine, their short set at the start of the gig was my highlight of the night. I still remember standing quite near the front, having every bass and beat shake my body to the core, and feeling the goosebumps induced by relishing and experiencing firsthand the band's understated cool. - Dan . [...]